Couch to fine weight - Start running to shed the weight

From 2016 to 2017, there was an 18% increase in the number of patients admitted to hospitals for obesity related conditions.

In 2017, Marsden reported that obesity causes more early deaths than tobacco. Scarily, health experts predict that obesity could affect half of Britons by 2045.



Committing to a healthy lifestyle change is key; whether that’s weighing out your ingredients in meals using a Marsden S-100 Smart Diet Scale; or exercising more often in order to lose weight, every change will help keep your body and mind healthy.

How running has helped millions get into shape

This couch to 5k app was launched at the beginning of this year, with the aim of encouraging ‘non-runners’ to get their trainers on and start running! The app contains a nine-week plan tailored to beginners, the end goal being able to run 5k.

Studies show that running helps speed metabolism as well as burning those all-important calories! A few months ago, Marsden spoke to with a keen runner to identify what the fastest weight is. Following the 9 week plan via the app alongside weekly self-weighings will help accelerate weight loss (alongside a balanced, healthy diet of course!).

Will having accurate scales really help me lose weight?

Accurate weighing scales are essential if you’re regularly tracking your weight - every week, for example. With bathroom scales accuracy often questionable, your best bet for accurate weighing is a Class III Approved scale.

Having a class III approved weighing scale will help you be more accurate when logging the results of your scheduled weigh-ins, meaning that your getting a more accurate representation of the amount of weight lost/gained. Having a Class III approved scale means you'll get the same accuracy as if you were weighed in hospital or by your GP.

Weighing scales for runners

For a simple yet dependable (and not to mention accurate!) weighing scale, chose the Marsden M-550. The M-550 is Marsden’s lowest priced Class III approved stand-on scale, the scale has a range of user-friendly settings and is also covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.

If you want to know more than just your body weight, choose the Marsden MBF-6000 or MBF-6010. These body composition scales display a number of body measurements from Muscle Mass and Fat Mass to Metabolic Age, Basal Metabolic Rate and Skeletal Muscle Index measurements. Since muscle weighs more than fat, you can get a much more accurate and clear idea of, for example, your fat to muscle composition. Browse the range of Marsden’s body composition scales here.

For more information about achieving your fastest weight, read this blog post. Get in touch with Marsden here if you have any questions about weighing scales.

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